A Simple Design Flaw

Could have become a real nightmare…

Have you ever had a dream where you find yourself somewhere like school, work etc. naked or wrapped in only a towel… I’ve had dreams like that but never in my wildest dreams did I ever expect anything like that to come true, until I found out the hard way that we have a little design flaw with the shower doors in our motorhome…

I love our motorhome, and one of the things I like best about our motorhome is that it has a nice size shower, not huge by any means, but with curved doors, that allow for extra elbow room to move around in there….


See the nice curved doors that are on rollers and open in the middle?


Now see the little lock that is on the outside of the shower doors? That lock is there so the doors can be locked from the outside of the shower when we are traveling down the road. Of course we wouldn’t want our shower doors opening and slamming shut while the motorhome is moving down the highway now would we…? So naturally, when I first saw that shower door lock on the outside of our shower doors, I thought that was a great idea… Just snap that little lock shut and those shower doors are locked up tight until you go and unlock them from the outside…


Yes, that little lock served its intended purpose well until…, you guessed it… one day I was in that shower and that little lock on the outside of the shower flipped shut and locked all by itself when I shut the doors to take my shower… I didn’t realize it when I first got in there and started taking my shower… but picture my face when I went to get out and realized the doors were locked up tight from the outside!!

Bill wasn’t in the motorhome at the time and I wasn’t sure if he was just outside or if he was out and about the campgrounds which meant he could be back in a few minutes, or it could be hours…! Now, you have to know I’m pulling and pulling on those damn shower doors but they won’t budge. The doors are too high to try to climb over, and while the shower has nice elbow room to take a nice shower….it’s not anything you want to spend hours in especially when you are naked, with not even a towel to wrap up in… I was just stuck there wet and naked and starting to panic as I begin to think about how long I might be stuck like that if Bill doesn’t get back real soon… Even if I screamed my head off, no one was going to hear me because our motorhome is very well insulated and all the windows were closed. All I could do was stand there and hope and pray that Bill would come back quickly… Lucky for me he did come back in about 15 minutes and while he laughed his ass off, funny boy…, he did let me out of the shower…

Once I was freed from the shower, you know I was not about to let that ever happen again… so I got some velcro and stuck it on the shower door, and on the lock itself to hold that lock open so it will never flip shut all by itself again.


Now that the incident is just a memory, I can laugh about it too, but believe me I wasn’t laughing at the time and I just have to wonder if this has happened to others. I can’t imagine I’m the only one it’s ever happened too or perhaps I’m the only one that will tell about it… What do you think?

Stay tuned for more of our new life adventures!


4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. gotham girl
    Sep 04, 2015 @ 16:44:24

    That is hysterical…but can’t imagine what it was like in the moment. I’m sure Bro got a huge chuckle out of it! Love hearing these adventures…keep em coming! Love you! xoxo


  2. Ellen Kaufman
    Sep 05, 2015 @ 03:34:55

    You sure find a lot of things to keep your time in the mountains exciting! That’s something that Lucille would have done! Glad you took care of it so it wouldn’t happen again on you. I bet Bill found it really funny coming home and seeing you looked up in the shower!
    Oh well not a dull minute in your lives! Love you guys and keep having fun❤️😍


    • beyondcinderella
      Sep 05, 2015 @ 12:18:40

      Yes Aunt Ellen, it’s one exciting and fun thing after another now in our lives. We are having a wonderful time and looking forward to new adventures coming up soon. Spending the winter in Queen Creek Arizona Oct-May, then spending next summer in Cody Wyoming!!! Love and hugs to all of you. XoXo


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